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Model Year1976-1980
ModelBlack Bumper 
Vehicle Number Location 
Body Number LocationTop left-hand side if the front bulkhead
Engine Number LocationMetal plate right-hand side of cylinder block
Gearbox Number LocationTop of gearbox, left of dipstick and filler plug
Rear Axle Number LocationFront of left-hand axle tube by spring seat
Tune Up 
Engine Firing Order1, 3, 4, 2
Valve Rocker Clearance.013 in (.33 mm ) warm
Idle Speed850 rpm
Static Ignition Timing 
Dynamic Ignition Timing10 BTDC @ 1500 rpm
Timing Mark LocationNotch on crankshaft pulley, pointers on timing chain cover
Distributor Make/TypeLucas 45DE4 or 45DM (1980 & retro)
Contact Breaker (points) Gap 
Rotation of Rotoranti-clockwise
Dwell Angle 
Ignition Coil Make/TypeLucas 12 volt for ballasted system
Spark Plug Make/TypeChampion N-9Y
Spark Plug Gap.035 in (.90 mm)
Carburetor Make/TypeSingle Zenith Stromberg type 175 CD5T
Carburetor Main Jet 
Carburetor Main Jet Needle 
Carburetor Piston Spring 
Vehicle & Engine 
Length13 ft 2 1/4 in (4 m)
Width4 ft 11 15/16 in (152.3 cm)
Height4 ft 1 3/8 in (125.4 cm)
Ground Clearance5 in (12.7 cm) min.
Track Front4 ft 1 1/2 in (124.7 cm) pressed spoke wheels, 4 ft 1 in (124.4 cm) wire wheels
Track Rear4 ft 1 3/4 in (126.4 cm) disc wheels, 4 ft 1 1/4 in (125 cm) wire wheels
Wheelbase7 ft 7 1/8 in (231.5 cm)
Turning Circle32 ft (9.75 m)
Toe-In1/16 to 3/32 in (1.5 to 2.3 mm)
Empty Weight2416 lb (1097 kg)
Curb Weight2716 lb (1234 kg)
Gross Weight2836 lb (1287 kg)
Original Tire Size165-14
Original Tire Pressure Front (Cold)20
Original Tire Pressure Rear (Cold)24
Replacement Tire Size165SR-14
Engine Type4 cyl inline ohv 5 Bearing
Engine Displacement1798 cc (110 ci)
Firing Order1, 3, 4, 2
Compression Ratio8.0:1
Engine Bore3.16 in (80.3 mm)
Engine Stroke3.5 in (88.9 mm)
Number of Cylinders4
Oil Pressure Idle10 to 25 lb/in2 (.17 to 1
Oil Pressure Normal50 to 80 lb/in2 (3.5 to 5.6 kgf/cm2)
Charging SystemAlternator
Ignition TypeLucas electronic
Fuel Pump Make/TypeSU type AUF 300 electric
Fuel Tank Capacity13 US gallons
Cooling System Capacity14.4 pints w/ heater
Sump Capacity6 pints, 7.25 pints w/ filter change
Gearbox Capacity, non-overdrive6 pints
Gearbox Capacity, overdrive7.25 pints

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Last modified: April 26, 2005

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